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Position Description Accounting Clerk III is the lead/specialist level classification in the Accounting Clerk series. The Accounting Clerk III performs complex and specialized clerical accounting duties requiring a thorough knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and public agency accounting procedures. Requires a high degree of independent judgment. 1. Enters data into the county's computerized accounting system and utilizes computer accounting reports to balance accounts 2. Maintains accounting summaries, statements of accounts, and may issue accounting reports 3. Prepares and reviews vendor invoices for payments, cash deposits, requisitions for purchase orders, A/R invoices and other clerical accounting transactions 4. Prepares various financial reports and projections of funds 5. Processes and verifies payroll records and information 6. Balances daily cash transactions and audit recaps 7. Prepares deposits and may reconcile bank statements 8. Works with information technology services to correct and improve computer information and reports 9. Provides assistance to other employees regarding accounting issues, policies, and procedures 10. Implements and maintains efficient filing systems 11. Researches clerical accounting problems and recommends solutions to correct problems 12. Gathers and computes data for departmental budget 13. May supervise, counsel, and evaluate the work of other employees and recommends personnel actions in the areas of hiring, discipline and termination 14. Directs, trains, organizes, reviews, and monitors the workflow of the office worker staff to ensure effectiveness and efficiency 15. Performs related work, as required 16. May be reassigned during emergency situations
Skills Required Thorough knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and modern office procedures Strong skills in operating computers and office equipment Ability to make mathematical computations Ability to work effectively with other employees and the public • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills • Exceptional organizational skills • Ability to effectively liaison across the organization to gather information • Experience in writing procedural documents • Comfortable and proficient with software used for creating flow charts and user manuals
Skills Preferred • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills • Exceptional organizational skills • Ability to effectively liaison across the organization to gather information • Experience in writing procedural documents • Comfortable and proficient with software used for creating flow charts and user manuals
Experience Required Four years of clerical accounting or bookkeeping experience Additional related education may count towards required experience
Education Required A high school diploma, or equivalent
Additional Information When submitting your application be sure to include all relevant education and experience, as applications are screened based on the qualifications listed in this position announcement. Applications that do not appear to meet minimum qualifications, as outlined below, will not be considered. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of completed applications.
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